Wonderful Goodies for Portal Developers in Java Application Platform SDK Update 2
Also launched with the newly released Java Application Platform SDK Update 2 are two noteworthy complementary components:
target="_blank">NetBeans Portlet Plug-in 1.0, with which you can
develop, deploy, and test portlets on the Portlet Container. See also
the Portal Pack Project. This plug-in is available from netbeans.org.
- Portlet Container 1.0, an open-source project that provides the runtime environment to execute industry-standard JSR 168 portlets. As part of the SDK, the Portlet Container includes a drivera lightweight portlet rendering framework in which you can debug and test portlets. Additionally, the Portlet Container enables interportlet communication (IPC) as an added feature to the base JSR 168 capability.
Sounds like we've seen only the tip of the iceberg as far as portal development goes. Exciting times!